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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Mar 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
    gotblika

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    That don’t look that bad. Think you need to put it on the truck to see where you at.
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2021 at 8:08 PM
    deekyn

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    Went off roading for a couple hours today for science!! (Or to test the flex of my new rear shock relocate). And see how she rides empty with the heavy duty Deaver u402 stage 3 leaf springs

    She’s a little bouncy without all the weight... but...

    That bitch flexy!



    Turns out when she’s flexed this much⬇️... the frame is so twisted it’s actually hard to open and close the door, gets hung up on the access cab door.

    Plus got her ass in the air a little bit.

    And scuffed up the drive shaft a smidge.



    Then managed to break off a valve stem, and had to do a trail tire swap. Good times!

     
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  3. Mar 23, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    That is super nice. Last thanksgiving I grabbed my 2015 SR5 V6 4x4 Access cab. Same color even. 47k on it, I paid similarly to you, $24k and some change. Clear title and all that. Came with a bull bar, weathertech inside and out. No camper shell tho, that's nice.

    Like you, I was looking around for months. Was open to getting an access cab if I could find one. But mostly looking at 3rd gens. Decided to expand my search to 2nd gens, and low and behold it was sitting at a dealership 5 minutes away the whole time. Super happy with it.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2021 at 8:41 PM
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    I recommend the Hankook Dynapro AT2 RF11 !

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  5. Mar 23, 2021 at 9:16 PM
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    Step 1 of my retrofit is complete...more to follow. I think I'll make a post after with some pictures and tips so others can do their own instead of paying someone else a small fortune.

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  6. Mar 23, 2021 at 9:32 PM
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    I riveted the pocket in because the clips couldn’t hold it with all the added weight of the outlets and wires.

    Then I tried double stick tape when that didn’t work. Then I tried to do rivet nuts in the bed so the bolts would hold the panel and pocket on but the cutout in the bed is so large in relation to the pocket that there wasn’t enough bed material for the rivet nuts to grip but there was just enough for 1/8” rivets so that’s why it’s riveted in and then the rivet nuts are installed around the flange on the pocket.

    you’re installing fewer outlets so extra weight might not be as much of a problem. Midaswell try the clips first

    as for outlet location I have a wedge camper and mostly installed the outlets to use when camping so no problem accessing them. Plus my side panels open so I can just reach the panel through there from the outside.
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2021 at 9:38 PM
    20somethingwidataco

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    Makes me want to do another build with the d2s 5.0s. I actually had quite a bit of fun making my first set.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2021 at 9:40 PM
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    Those are the projectors I ordered! With Panamera shrouds. They arrive later this week
     
  9. Mar 23, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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    Please do a thread. I'm really wanting to build my own and would like a definite parts list of what all to get.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2021 at 10:39 PM
    20somethingwidataco

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    Get some good Phillips bulbs and you won't be disappointed! I went Extra fancy and paint matched the shroud my body color. Pretty cool against the black housing imo
     
  11. Mar 23, 2021 at 10:40 PM
    20somethingwidataco

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    The retrofit source is pretty helpful for all of that.
     
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  12. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:38 AM
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    If you look at it from the other side, it's tilted backwards, so much so that it will hit the a-pillar.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:39 AM
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    I didn't have the fender painted.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:46 AM
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    Thanks, this mod will be on hold as I do other things.
    I'm having Dobinsons send me a new template. I already know it will be wrong but I'll use it as a starting point. I'm also getting a new fender.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    The second gen is a good balance between the simplicity that I like from my old one but also having a modern vehicle. I definitely feel great about it, I'm just sentimental
     
  16. Mar 24, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    i bought new Denso Spark Plugs #K20HR-U11. i'm at 45k - i bought it at 39k but i don't think they were changed yet. we'll see when i pull the plugs out.
     
  17. Mar 24, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    i was gapping the new plugs during my remote staff meeting and thought i was on mute. Tap Tap Tap Tap !!! OOOPPPPPSSS!
     
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  18. Mar 24, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    Made a tray/shelf for my stuff with some wood I had laying around. I don’t think it came out too bad!

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  19. Mar 24, 2021 at 12:26 PM
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    I had a stowaway...

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  20. Mar 24, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    dusted off the soft top for some long distance furniture hauling next month. Nice sunny day makes it easier to get everything to stretch out.

    Also threw some new LED's in the reverse sockets. Someone here had recommended them a while back. Major Improvement. $13.00 Callin' it a win. :thumbsup:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D9DFWGM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8

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